About VF.11 - 500 francs Marianne type 1945
Central Treasury. No date (1945). Circulated June 4, 1945. Edmund Dulac's work for the Marianne medallion. Dimensions: 138 x 78 mm. Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Co., London. Banknote without watermark. Red brown print with a security background composed of geometric patterns repeated continuously. Front: the mention "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" positioned at the top of the vignette. The value "500" is repeated in the corners of the note in small decorative medallions. The numbering is printed in black. No signatures. In the center, in a dark brown medallion, a portrait of Marianne wearing a phrygian cap in profile with the value "500" in figures and letters to the right of the portrait. Verso: various guilloche marks on the entire surface of the vignette. Above, the motto of France "FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY". In a dark brown medallion in the center, the value "500" in numbers and letters on the sides. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed at the bottom in a box. A known specimen numbered 02L 000000 and perforated "CANCELLED". Known specimen numbered 02L 000000, overprinted with a black oval stamp "SPECIMEN / DE LA RUE & CO. LTD / CANCELED ”and numbered in the margin“ SPECIMEN N ° ”. Banknote withdrawn from circulation in March 1946.
1295 copies in inventory (January 12, 2021)
01L > 99L
01M > 99M
01N > 33N
(1) Letters still missing: 34L, 63L and 98L.
(2) 17 letters are still missing: 32M, 34M, 38M, 40M, 41M, 43M, 46M, 47M, 48M, 49M, 52M, 59M, 60M, 62M, 93M, 98M and 99M.
(3) Known letters: 01N, 02N, 03N, 04N, 05N, 06N, 07N, 08N, 09N, 10N, 12N, 28N, 29N, 32N and 33N.
(4) List of the 4 known notes: 01Z 546486, 01Z 636698, 01Z 765493 and 01Z 772336.
(5) All the Central Treasury specimens issued by the English printer Thomas De La Rue (TDLR) are undoubtedly limited to 50 copies, because no specimen with a number greater than "50" has appeared to date. Numbers known: 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 33, 37, 40, 41, 42, 44 et 50.
500 francs Marianne type 1945
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